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Our students interns, when available, provide counseling services by request.

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Please complete the form. Also, you can email us at: MFRI@ucf.edu

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If you need more information or assistance, please contact us at 407-823-1748. You can find a contact request form in section Interest in Project Harmony.

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There is no cost for your participation. Parking is included.

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Our Relationship Educators are formally trained and certified in the curriculum Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), and come from a variety of backgrounds, such as licensed counselors, social workers, educators, and from community based organizations.

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The PREP approach is a scientifically-based and empirically-tested method of teaching relationship education. It is based on over 30 years of research in the field of relationship health, with much of the research conducted at the University of Denver, and sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

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The workshops are offered in English and Spanish.

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Must be 18 years of age to participate. Participants can enroll as an individual or as a couple. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

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The services are offered for couples and individuals. You can participate in PROJECT HARMONY if single, not in a committed relationship, or your significant other is unavailable.

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Unfortunately, you can only participate once. The design of the research does not permit enrolling more than once.

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No, we do not provide transportation; however, we offer assistance with bus passes upon request.

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No, our workshops offer relationship education to couples and individuals as well as essential skills to promote success in the workplace while learning more about personal strengths. Our program will help you learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard and improve conflict management skills to positively impact careers and relationships. Every participant is assigned a Family Case Manager. They provide participants with information and resources as needed.

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Project Harmony does not offer direct counseling services. Once enrolled in Project Harmony, your assigned Family Case Manager will provide resources upon request. These may include referrals for counseling services.

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No, once randomly assigned to a group, your group assignment cannot be changed.

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Each couple or individual will be randomly assigned by a computer generated system.

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If you are participating with your partner/significant other, both of you will be placed in the same group. However, if you chose to participate in our program for individuals, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the same group.

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Yes, you can participate in Project Harmony if you participated in Project Together.

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If interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please visit the Connect With Us section of our website.

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The MFRI offers internships to students who wish to work with children, couples and families. Internships are typically for one year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please contact Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor at taylor@ucf.edu if interested in applying for internships. You can also visit the Students section of the website to learn about opportunities to intern at the MFRI.

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If interested in partnering with the MFRI, please fill out the contact request form at the Community section of the website.

Administrative Contact Information:

Telephone: 407.823.1748 | Fax: 407.823.1749 | Email: mfri@ucf.edu

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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute4 days ago
Some times the little things go unnoticed. We would like to offer you a challenge for the next two weeks.

✨ Week One: Actively look for moments when you appreciate your partner. This can be a mental note or written it down. Recognize how you feel when you have a good laugh together. Find 3 things each day to appreciate about you partner.

✨ Week Two: Continue the steps above-- but instead verbalize it in the moment. That can look like-- "You know, I appreciate you for having breakfast with me this morning knowing you were busy-- the time we spent together meant a lot to me." or to start easy "I appreciate you grabbing the snacks for the movie".

Remember to practice this challenge in a positive light. The key is to make sure the appreciation is genuine. The goal is for you to notice the times your partner shows you love from day to day.
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This book written by The Gottman Institute is a great read for all couples no matter how far you are in your relationship journey. This book covers ways to refresh your relationship, fantastic conversation ideas, and provides prompts to stay talking and curious about one another. Try checking if your local library has this book available. Learn new and fun ways to have conversations that range in topics from money, sex, and trust. Learning something new about your partner can happen at all stages in life. 💖
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This interesting article provided by Psychology Today states that there is new research that shows an association between experiences of personal growth on a given day and the passion individuals felt in their relationship. The article goes on to talk about how both partners should engage in shared and individual development that helps us grow together. For full context please read the article linked below.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202103/does-personal-growth-benefit-relationship